Wednesday, December 28, 2016
Although the strip isn't published in my local papers, I really enjoy reading the comic "Lio" anytime I come across it. Lio is like a strange hybrid between Calvin from "Calvin and Hobbes" and "The Addam's Family" but with updated and more modern references. I also love the fact that the strip is pretty much wordless. It adds to the charm and makes the strip feel as though it's from a time far in the past when silent movies were the king of entertainment. LIO'S ASTONISHING TALES FROM THE HAUNTED CRYPT OF THE UNKOWN HORRORS is a treasury of Lio comics. It contains all the cartoon found in the previous book collections "Happiness Is a Squishy Cephalopod" and "Silent But Deadly." There's also some fake advertisements thrown in and some sketches of Lio. In addition, the author comments on the comics throughout the book and this treasury is almost worth buying for that commentary alone. Highly recommended.